Our boy Cris Cab just keeps getting better and better. His unique sound has propelled him to work with names like Big Sean, Wyclef Jean, Mike Posner and of course his mentor Pharrell. His third album ‘Red Road’ is 9 tracks of greatness. Cris has that soulfulness in his voice of a John Mayer or Jason Mraz that makes you stop and really appreciate the singers’ voice. He’s a ladies man in the making and will just need that one hit song to blow up and stay there.
Our latest artist feature is on REED, a Philadelphia-based electro R&B DJ/vocalist. His songs are a tremendous blend of vocals and beats, but with a unique unison because he’s creating originals of both. Plus he writes the lyrics, thus presenting a completely organic creation. REED started releasing original songs and covers in May 2012 and a few months later linked up with a couple producers who helped him rework his two demos, “Basis” and “AA.” (Both songs can be found in the SoundCloud players in this post) After reworking the two tracks, he submitted them to Chicago radio station 103.5 KISS FM. The station liked what they heard and decided to interview him this Friday, April 19th at 9pm CST on the Special K Radio Show. If you get a chance, tune in and learn more about this talented amateur musician while he’s live on air. For now, REED is working on his summer album with another producer–an album we’ll be waiting for.
This is Collin McLoughlin’s cover for Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors.” The track was recorded, reproduced, arranged and mixed by Collin McLoughlin in his NYC apartment. The video was shot and edited / directed by John Kilmer.
When we saw our favorite new JT track being covered by our boy Collin we were ecstatic and expecting huge things. While it’s still a great cover, it seems like Collin was just off on a few notes throughout the song and couldn’t take the cover to the next level like he always does. I guess it ain’t easy being JT!
Our favorite voice (even though he’s not America’s) is coming off his Webster Hall performance in NYC with another signature McLoughlin cover. This time he takes Rihanna’s latest emotion-filled track and actually adds some new elements to it rather than stripping it down like he usually does. We weren’t a fan of Rihanna’s, but Collin nailed it as always. The cover was reproduced, rearranged, recorded, mixed and sung by Collin McLoughlin in his apartment in NYC.